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Veroboard Link wires

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by Gaz_, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Gaz_

    Gaz_ Tele-Meister

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    I'm pretty sure this is an obvious question. But I've run out of the words to google!

    I've just started making veroboard effects pedals,and I'm really enjoying it. But I keep struggling with the links. I just have some standard multicore wire, which I'm trying to make them with, and I can't seem to get the right sort of stuff. [​IMG]

    Above is a picture I've stolen... is this just solidcore wire with the insulation taken on? And if so, what size, and if not... what is it???

    Cheers for any help,
    Gaz
     
  2. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    I use the clipped-off ends of resistor and capacitor leads.
     
  3. Gaz_

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    That's a good idea, I'll start saving them.
     
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  4. Armo

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    I strip the wire from old telephone cable. 30amp fuse wire will do ok also.
     
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  5. zippofan

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    That's what I do, same for perfboard.
     
  6. mooncat

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    I bought this from amazon.

    Innovo 10 Metres 24 SWG 0.55mm Tinned Copper Wire

     
  7. SRHmusic

    SRHmusic Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    You can purchase a kit of pre-cut, and bent wires for breadboarding. The lengths are multiples of 0.1 inch, so just right for stripboards. I've found this to be a big time saver for prototyping and making 'neat' vero/stripboards.

    For example,
    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/124

    Edit: that first one is in mm lengths, close, but not exact for 0.1inch pitches. Here's one in 0.1 inch lengths:
    https://www.pololu.com/product/754/pictures
     
  8. ThermionicScott

    ThermionicScott Poster Extraordinaire

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    +1. Once you start saving them, you'll be amazed at how quickly the stash builds!
     
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    I got 10 rolls of this for like $.50 each when RS closed all the stores in Charlotte. If doing a Veroboard, I just strip back 6 inches or so (super easy to strip) and cut to the sizes I need. Works fantastic.

    https://www.radioshack.com/products/wrapping-wire-1
     
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